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Nature Storytime

Children and their families can enjoy storybooks as they’re read by staff members from beautiful Conservatory scenes. Nature Storytime is completely virtual and available to everyone for free. New storytime videos will be available below on Thursdays.

Storytimes will be available for as long as possible. Licensing times vary by publisher.


Past Nature Storytimes

Under The Snow by Melissa Stewart Nature Storytime: Rainforest Join Becky and Hoot for Nature Storytime in My Ohio Woods surrounded by some of the trees and creatures you can find in the forests of Ohio. Available until June 30, 2021 Watch Now
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner Nature Storytime: Sunrise Lawn snowmen-at-night-book Join Becky and Hoot for Nature Storytime on the snowy Sunrise Lawn. They read "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner and then have some snowflake activities planned. Available until June 30, 2021 Watch Now
"Winter is Here" by Kevin Henkes Nature Storytime: Faery Garden in Winter winter-is-here-book Welcome to Nature Storytime at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! Join Becky (and her friend Hoot) in our Faery Garden to enjoy a reading of "Winter is Here". Plus, Becky opens up a Mystery Box that contains a chilly surprise. Available until June 30, 2021 Watch Now

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